5 defensive players to watch in Bears second preseason game
Who are five Chicago Bears on the defensive side of the ball worth following in their second preseason game?
While the Hall of Fame game was a nice dip of the toes into the pool of the NFL season, we did not get to see anything of too much significance surrounding the 2018 Chicago Bears. With that in mind, Week One of the preseason will be a great chance to see which players made strides, and which starters will be making an impact this season. Who are five players on the defensive side of the ball worth following in this game?
5. Kevin Toliver
Kevin Toliver missed some valuable snaps in the Hall of Fame game. That is a game made of a UDFA to make his name. Or, it is a chance to see why a player such as Ryan Nall was a UDFA. It wouldn’t have been the best competition, but we would have seen a base from Toliver. This game could have been about building upon that base.
However, an injury held him out of the game and now puts him in a spot to make a play. We have to keep in mind, even if Toliver fell to UDFA status because of off of the field issues, he still has to see the huge leap in speed that is the NFL. It may take some snaps or even a game to get ready.
Still, while significant snaps were available last week, they are going to be a bit thinner. Starters will see the field some, and while he will get on the ground, the question is at what point, against what quarterback and with who across from him? From there, it will be time to see his starting point in the NFL.